2018 NFL Draft

E.J. Manuel, QB

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 237 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
All-ACC (Second Team)...Coaches All-ACC (Second Team)...Phil Steele Postseason All-ACC (Second Team)...Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist...Maxwell Award Semifinalist...Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist...Under Armour Senior Bowl Selection

Senior quarterback who finished his career ranking as one of the most productive at his position in Florida State history...led the Seminoles to a 25-6 record as a starter - the third-most wins in program history - and became just the second quarterback in FBS history to win four straight bowl games, joining former West Virginia QB Pat White...also went 16-3 in his career against ACC opponents...FSU's all-time leader in completion percentage (66.9), which ties for second in ACC history...ranks among top five Seminole quarterbacks all-time for passing yards (7,736, 3rd), total offense (8,563, 3rd), completions (600, 4th) and attempts (897, 5th), despite only two seasons as the full-time starter...also tied for seventh all-time with 47 career TD passes and tied for ninth all-time with five 300-yard passing games...enjoyed his most productive season in 2012, completing 263-of-387 attempts for 3,392 yards and 23 touchdowns with only 10 interceptions.

Served as an integral part of the 2012 FSU offense which will go down in FSU history as the most productive ever racking up a school record 6,591 yards which surpassed the 2000 team for the most yards...capped off his career leading FSU to 534 yards of total offense which was the sixth game of over 500 yards of total offense in 2012...ranked second in the ACC and 14th nationally in passing efficiency (156.0) in 2012 and his career total of 150.4 ranks second all-time in the ACC...became the first Seminole quarterback since Charlie Ward to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 with 380 and 102, respectively, in FSU's 49-37 win over No. 10 Clemson which earned him his first of two ACC Player of the Week honors...calmly led the Seminoles back from a 14-point third quarter deficit against the Tigers, highlighted by his 29-yard strike to Rodney Smith that gave the `Noles their first lead at 35-31 late in third quarter.

Threw for a career-high 439 yards and four TD's in a 27-of-34 performance against Boston College as he earned ACC Player of the Week honors for the second time...came up huge with his first game-winning TD pass on FSU's final drive against Virginia Tech when he hit Rashad Greene on a slant for a 39-yard scoring play with 40 second remaining in a 28-22 victory...eclipsed 200 passing yards eight times this season to go along with seven multiple TD pass games...contributed 310 rushing yards and four TD's to the Seminoles' running game, which ranked second in the ACC averaging 205.9 yards per game...named one of four team captains and the most valuable player on offense for the second straight year at the team's annual banquet.

2011 Season
Manuel led the ACC in passing efficiency, throwing for 1,686 yards, 10 touchdowns and just four interceptions. But Manuel completed just 24 of 44 passes in the last two games for 265 total yards.
2010 Season
Built on his stint as a four-game starter in 2009, made 10 appearances with starts against Clemson and Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game...came on in relief in the second quarter of the Chick-fil-A Bowl and helped guide the 'Noles to a 26-17 win over South Carolina, which included a 7-yard TD pass to Taiwan Easterling with just over five minutes to play to cap off a 13-play, 63-yard drive which proved to be the game-clinching moment...boasts a 4-2 record as the starter, including what amounted to an elimination game victory over Clemson while filling in for senior Christian Ponder...led the Seminoles in completion percentage (69.9) and passing efficiency (153.25)...ran for a career-high 71 yards and a touchdown against Clemson in a 16-13 win, eclipsing his previous high of 70 yards in his Gator Bowl MVP performance against West Virginia...also passed for 210 yards in the win over the Tigers, helping him earn ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors...passed for a career-high 288 yards (23-31) in the ACC Championship game loss to Virginia Tech... helped run the final 7:35 off the clock against Florida, rushing for 27 yards in the 31-7 Seminole win...passed for 861 yards and four TDs and added 170 rushing yards and one TD...named to the All-ACC Academic football team.
2009 Season
Thrust into the starting role when Christian Ponder suffered a season-ending injury late in the Clemson game...posted a 3-1 record as the starter, capped by his MVP performance in FSU's Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia...rallied the Seminoles from a 14-3 deficit against the Mountaineers by completing 17-of-24 pass attempts for 189 yards and rushed for 70 yards on 14 carries...Manuel's 2-yard TD run with under nine minutes to play gave the 'Noles a 30-21 lead...completed 75 percent of his passes (15-of-20) in his first career start - a win at Wake Forest - earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his effort...led the Seminoles to points on the first five scoring drives in his first career start...guided the 'Noles to a bowl-clinching 29-26 win over Maryland by overcoming three interceptions...Manuel directed his first career fourth quarter rally, scrambling for 35 yards on the first two plays to set up Lonnie Pryor's game-winning TD run with 1:14 to play...appeared in seven games, including four starts...his 196 rushing yards ranked third on the team...completed just over 65 percent of his pass attempts for 817 yards...selected to the ACC All-Academic football team...missed the 2009 spring season with a broken index finger suffered on the first day of practice.
2008 Season
Redshirt season...earned scout team MVP honors for the offense.
High School
Earned Parade All-American honors and was a member of the PrepStar Dream Team...participated in the Under Armour All-Star game...accounted for nearly 7,400 yards and 68 touchdowns in his high school career...earned All-Tidewater district honors and was a Group AAA second-team All-State selection.
Member of the Seminole Student Boosters...rated the No. 2 quarterback in the country as a high school senior by multiple recruiting outlets...chose FSU over LSU, Oregon, Tennessee and Alabama, among others...born March 19, 1990.